Tag: MINNESOTA

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Minnesota’s moose population remains low but stable

Survey results show Minnesota’s moose population remains low but stable in 2019. This is the 8th consecutive year of stability in the population. The DNR began modern moose surveys in 2005. Since then, significant population decline from 2009 to 2012 has stabilized. The annual population survey is critical to tracking gender and age makeup of the moose. This allows the […]

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Flooding Season: What to expect

  As Minnesota recovers from the latest blizzard, and the first day of spring just weeks away, there is another threat waiting around the corner: when the snow begins to melt, and the flooding plains begin to rise. The entire state of Minnesota is covered with snow, ranging from 18-30 inches.  And with warmer weather and rainfall scheduled for later […]

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Kelly Catlin

Kelly Catlin

STANFORD, California (UTVS) – Minnesota Olympian Kelly Catlin was found dead in her home over the weekend. Catlin who grew up in Arden Hills helped the U.S. women’s cycling pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. She was attending Stanford University and working on a computational and mathematical engineering degree. Catlin suffered a concussion a few months […]

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Water quality concern grows in the Red River

Water quality concern grows in the Red River

A study released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency expressed growing water quality concerns in the Red River. The study showed that too much sediment is carried in the river to meet Minnesota Standards in place to protect fish and other aquatic life. Several communities in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota draw their drinking water from the Red River. […]

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Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

(ST.PAUL,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota cities are beginning to transition from using salt on the roads to spraying brine in order to keep the roads ice-free this winter. Spraying this saltwater 24 to 48 hours before a storm can remove the amount of salt on the road. Spraying brine also reduces the amount of salt pollution in lakes and rivers. Spraying brine creates […]

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Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

(ST. PAUL, MINN)UTVS-Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace is now open for enrollment. Starting Thursday, Minnesotan’s are able to compare plans from different companies and are able to estimate out-of-pocket costs. The deadline to enroll for the coverage is December 15th, and the coverage beings January 1st. To enroll for the coverage, log onto the MNsure website before December 15th.

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Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

  Minnesota residents will be able to begin applying for a REAL ID beginning Monday, October 1, 2018. Driver’s license centers in Stearns County and across the state will closed Friday, September 28 while the state updates computer systems in the centers. The system updates are needed to process REAL ID license requests. License centers will remain open for all other […]

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Minnesota Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Minnesota has taken a big step in fighting, what health officials say is a national opioid crisis. Governor Mark Dayton is announcing the state will send about $700,000 in grants to hospitals and clinics in rural areas. States data shows that rural communities receive more prescribed opioids on average than urban communities. The grants will be aimed at establishing new […]

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Fridley Fire

Fridley Fire

One man died and three other residents escaped from a Fridley home fire Friday Night at 8 P.M. Home owner called into the authorities asking for help after his house was struck in flames. Unfortunately, 24-year-old man who was asleep in the upstairs room passed away in the fire. Authorities said they are still investigating the fire but it looks to have started […]

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E-pulltabs finding success in Minnesota

E-pulltabs finding success in Minnesota

In 2012, Minnesota attempted to pay for the billion-dollar Vikings stadium by launching e-pulltabs, which are tablet-based games. However, lawmakers found it very unrealistic, and they were right; Minnesota couldn’t generate more than a trickle of sales from e-pullouts. However, they are starting to have success within the state. E-pullouts make $35 million a month in Minnesota alone, and are […]

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